Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Mr. Senal A. Weerasooriya

Probationary Lecturer



Official Address :

Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management,
Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

senal883@gmail.com
weerasos@onid.oregonstate.edu


Telephone :


Personal Website :






  • Ph.D. Applied Economics, Oregon State University (Currently Reading)
  • M.Sc. Applied Economics, Oregon State University, Oregon (FGPA: 3.97) (2013)
  • M.Sc. Agricultural Economics, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (FGPA: 3.75) (2011)
  • B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya (FGPA: 3.91) (2009)
  • Eric Englund Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship for Excellence in Graduate Studies at the Oregon State University.
  • Membership of Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society for Excellence in Graduate Studies at the Oregon State University.
  • Golden Jubilee Gold Medal for the Most Outstanding Performance in the Core Programme of the B.Sc. Agriculture Curriculum.
  • Gold Medal for the Best Performance in Agricultural Economics and Business Management in the Core Program of the B.Sc. Agriculture Degree.
  • Gold medal for the Most Outstanding Performance in Agricultural Economics and Business Management.
  • Professor T. Jogarathnam Gold Medal for the Best Performance in Agricultural Economics and Business Management.
  • Gold Medal for the Best Performer in the Subject "Principles of Agribusiness Management" (AEC 2202).
  • E.M.R.B. Ekanayake Memorial Prize in Agriculture for the Best Overall Performance at the Final Examination in Agriculture.
  • Ananda Amerasinghe Memorial Prize for the best Performance at the Examinations Held during the Advanced Program in Agriculture.
  • R.R. Appadurai Memorial Scholarship for the Best Performance at the Examinations Held during the Core Program in Agriculture.
  • Upali Ekanayake Memorial Prize for the Highest Marks in all Courses Offered in Entomology in the Core Program.
  • S.F.H. Perera Memorial Prize for the Greatest Competence at the Fourth Year Examinations.
  • C de S.W. Siriwardena Scholarship for the Best Performance at the Farm Practice Course in the Third Year.
  • Kundanmal Scholarship for Meritorious Performance at the Second Year Examinations in Agriculture.
  • University Scholarships for the Best Performance at the First Year Examinations in Agriculture.
  • Trade and Development
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • Probationary Lecturer: Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.
  • Graduate Research Assistant: Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University.
  • Temporary Lecturer: Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.
  • Reimer J, West T and Weerasooriya S.A (2014), How Does the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Affect the United States Economy, Forthcoming Journal Publication.
  • Weerasooriya S.A, Meng Q (2013), Exchange Rate Dynamics and the Trade Balance: The Case of Sri Lanka, Ongoing Study.
  • Pahan Prasada D.V., Kodithuwakku K.A.S.S., Weerahewa J, Weerasooriya S.A and Amarasekara M (2012), Development Interventions Versus Local Expectations in Post Conflict Recovery: A Case Study in Northern Sri Lanka, Paper Submitted and Accepted in the Borlaug Journal for International Development, Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&M University.
  • Weerasooriya S.A, Weerahewa J and Kodithuwakku K.A.S.S (2010), Global Food Crisis and the Sri Lankan Economy: An Analysis of Price Transmission and Food Consumption Patterns During 2005-2009, International Conference on Food Security in the Arab Countries: New Challenges and Opportunities in the context of Price Volatility, Muscat, OMAN.
  • Weerasooriya S.A and Weerahewa J (2010), Agricultural Export Diversification and Competitiveness in South Asia, ARTNeT-UNESCAP Conference on Trade Diversification in the Context of Global Challenges, Economic Research Institute for Trade, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
  • Weerasooriya S.A and Weerahewa J (2010), Has Competitiveness of Agricultural Exports from Sri Lanka Improved during Crisis Years?, Fourth Annual Research Forum of Sri Lankan Agricultural Economics Association, Kandy, SRI LANKA. Abstract available from http://www.slageconr.net/saea/arf/abstractsarf04.pdf